Toure brothers reach last eight in Africa
- 27 January 2012 11:58
- Posted by Peter Ferguson
Yaya and Kolo Toure are through to the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations thanks to Ivory Coast's workmanlike 2-0 victory over Burkina Faso.
Ivory Coast still have to face Angola but the Group B leaders and tournament favourites are now guaranteed a shot at the semi-finals having beaten Sudan 1-0 in their opener.
They have yet to show their best form, and even Kalou's 16th-minute striker failed to inspire them, but in the absence of such rivals as Egypt, Ivory Coast look the team to beat.
The co-hosts made a mockery of their FIFA ranking of 151 by sinking fancied Senegal, who had already slumped 2-1 against Zambia and so crashed out of the competition.
Fellow co-hosts Gabon aim to join Equatorial Guinea and Ivory Coast in the knockout stages by beating Morocco in Libreville to claim their passage from Group C ahead of Tunisia.